Iliana Calambokis

Board member

Eugénie Iliana Calambokis was born in Paris and has completed an MA in Cultures and Organisational Leadership (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, a Bachelor's Degree in Social Policy and Social Anthropology (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece) and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology (Paris 5, René Descartes - Sorbonne, Paris, France). She is bilingual in French and Greek, speaks fluently English and Spanish and is certified at Level 2 in British Sign Language (BSL) CEFR Level A2.

Before making her home in Cambridge she worked (since 2000) as a personal and/or research assistant to various directors of schools in the private and public sectors abroad, and from 2005 at the central administration office of the University of Peloponnese as head of personnel. In 2002 she translated from French to Greek the book “Cyprus”, by Alain Blondy, (Daedalos - I. Zaharopoulos Publications ISBN: 9602273186) and worked voluntarily for a number of organisations as a Group Leader (Children’s Summer Camps) and as a First Aider Samaritan for the Red Cross and the Accident & Emergency Department of the General Hospital in Tripolis (Greece).

She was employed by Anglia Ruskin University in 2010 and since 2015 she holds the position of Personal Assistant/Office Manager to the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering. She has been nominated for the ‘Made a Difference’ Award in 2014. In June 2015 she was awarded the ‘Wow! Award’.

In January 2018, she was elected as Professional Services Staff Governor, a position in which she sees new challenges due to her educational and professional background. Being well aware of the opportunities the advancement of the educational level will bring to all departments and faculties, as well as of the economic and ethical challenges that will arise, Iliana is looking forward to bringing her skills to represent the community during her time as a Governor while challenging and supporting the delivery of the best of services to all those who depend on the university. She aspires to adding her forces and seeing the whole institutional establishment advancing and being classified as one of the leading educational and research centres in the UK.

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